Wednesday, August 1, 2012


TITLE:             Kentucky Green
AUTHOR:       Terry Irene Blain
PUBLISHER:  Boroughs Publishing Group

April Williamson’s heart calls her across the frontier, but only one man—a handsome army scout with a tormented past—can get her safely to freedom.

Synopsis . . .

Daniel McKenzie was an army scout—quiet, capable, handsome…and utterly unwilling to be the trail guide April Williamson needed to reach Kentucky. The Indian attack at Blue Licks was but one bitter taste of the American frontier, a massacre that had taken her father just as cholera had taken her mother. But April would not give up on her dream. At journey’s end was independence, and nothing would stand in her way.

The young widow was beautiful and determined, but the months of travel involved in her plan would be too hard. Without the general’s order Dan would have told any woman no, but April especially. His secret would destroy her—or she might destroy him. April’s kiss was like the country itself. Restless and sweet, it promised a love that denied every boundary and looked only to freedom and the future.

About the Author . . .            

Terry Irene Blain was lucky enough to grow up in a large Mid-western family with a rich oral tradition. As a child she heard stories of ancestors’ adventures with Indians, wildlife, weather and frontier life in general, so she naturally gravitated to the study of history and completed a BA and MA then taught the subject at the college level. Married to a sailor, now retired, she’s had the chance to live in various parts of the U.S. and has traveled to Hong Kong, Australia, England and Scotland.

“My degrees and my teaching experience make me a natural to write historical romance. Writing historical romance gives me the opportunity to pass on stories of who we are and where we come from while exploring the relationship between men and women. What could be more exciting than that?”

Reader Review . . .

April Williamson has never forgotten her childhood home in Kentucky.  Although taken to Philadelphia when her father was killed in an Indian attack at Blue Licks, she has been waiting her entire life to return home.  Her only means of transportation is Dan McKenzie, an army scout who has a commission to carry supplies to the Kentucky frontier.  Dan is apprehensive regarding taking April.  Not only does he consider the trip too arduous, but he knows that when she learns the secret of his past, she will have nothing more to do with him.  Thrown together on the journey west, the two find out whether or not their feelings for one another are strong enough to overcome the secrets of the past.

Kentucky Green is a light, historical romance.  It is obvious that the author has researched the time period and the history of the area.  The time period represented, post-Revolutionary War 1794 is an era rich with historical significance, and she highlights it well.  For those who have a preference, this novel contains what could be described as moderately explicit sensuality.  Personally, I did not find it offensive; I am basing this on the Sensuality Ratings Guide found at All About Romance.  This would make a nice beach read.  

4 stars

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Innovative Online Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Innovative Online Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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